Poland to purchase 78 new trams under EIB financing

KrakowThe European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided two loans totalling over PLN 320 million (EUR 75.6 million) for the purchase of modern and energy-efficient low-floor trams for Krakow and Upper Silesia Agglomeration towns. Within the support for Silesia, the EIB will also finance the modernisation of the existing tram stock and infrastructure.
The Krakow Municipal Transport Company (MPK S.A.) received a loan of PLN 92 million (EUR 21.7 million) from the EIB for the purchase of 36 low-floor trams. The modern trams will be some 43 m long, with a capacity of approximately 300 passengers.
At the same time, an EIB loan of PLN 231 million (EUR 54.6 million) will be used to improve Upper Silesia’s tram infrastructure and more specifically to purchase 42 low-floor trams and to modernise 95 trams which have been serving the Silesian cities for very many years. Funds provided by the EIB will also finance the reconstruction of the traction system and modernisation of almost 63 km of tracks.
The new trams for Krakow and Silesia will be produced by PESA Bydgoszcz S.A

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